Review: The Blacks @ The Rickshaw Stop, 6/18

Photos by: Julie Schuchard

Yes indie'd a sincere, sweaty performance out of your SF-based The Blacks. Also a CD release but yes, idie'd again (and proud of ourselves and clever [...]

By |June 22, 2009|Comments Off on Review: The Blacks @ The Rickshaw Stop, 6/18

Review: Manicato @ Cafe du Nord 6/13

I am not going to say much more about Manicato's performance this past Saturday (6/13) than can be seen here. The audience was certainly grooving, and this despite a [...]

By |June 16, 2009|Comments Off on Review: Manicato @ Cafe du Nord 6/13

Show Review: Tarrakian, Elk, Saros, Insanity @ Annie’s Social Club, 6/13

Annie's is constantly cementing their status as the best no-bullshit punk and metal venue in the city, and they pulled together a powerhouse weekend bill with a little something [...]

By |June 15, 2009|Comments Off on Show Review: Tarrakian, Elk, Saros, Insanity @ Annie’s Social Club, 6/13

Part of my brain shot out my ear – and I LOVED it: etd.POP 12

If you're not familiar with it, etd.POP, short for Electronic Disco Popsicle, is THE electronic show for the Bay Area.  This year's lineup read like a who's who of [...]

By |June 11, 2009|Comments Off on Part of my brain shot out my ear – and I LOVED it: etd.POP 12

My Metal Month of May

The shows cropped up fast as Memorial day approached, cascading on top of each other like the hairs of a vigorously headbanged coif. Instead of trying to keep pace, [...]

By |June 7, 2009|Comments Off on My Metal Month of May

Last of the Blacksmiths, Telegraph Canyon, Marabelle Phoenix @ the Hotel Utah Saloon – 6/2

On a rainy Tuesday night, I headed out to the Hotel Utah to catch Telegraph Canyon and Last of the Blacksmiths. It was a night out with friends [...]

By |June 5, 2009|Comments Off on Last of the Blacksmiths, Telegraph Canyon, Marabelle Phoenix @ the Hotel Utah Saloon – 6/2

1 Violin, 1 Cello, 2 Huge Sets of Testicles – Judgement Day & Dredg @ Bimbos

Ever since the dawn of time, there has been a connection between metal and classical music. Typically you’ll find these two genres melded with the band being backed [...]

By |June 2, 2009|Comments Off on 1 Violin, 1 Cello, 2 Huge Sets of Testicles – Judgement Day & Dredg @ Bimbos

Suburban Kids and Magic Bullets: Highlights from SF Popfest

The Bay Bridged writers caught a couple of SF Popfest shows last weekend. Check out their reviews below!

Popfest Opening Night at the Rickshaw, by Chris DeMento

Opening night was [...]

John Vanderslice’s Romanian Names release party rocks the Rickshaw

Photos by: Charlie Homo

For someone known to many first as a studio owner and production genius, John Vanderslice's performance at the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday made a compelling case [...]

By |May 22, 2009|Comments Off on John Vanderslice’s Romanian Names release party rocks the Rickshaw

Horny Goat Weed: Floating Goat at Annie’s Social Club

The crimson warmth of Annie's was a welcome respite from the bluster of Saturday night, with high winds pushing put-upon smokers into the nooks and crannies of the facade. [...]

By |April 29, 2009|Comments Off on Horny Goat Weed: Floating Goat at Annie’s Social Club

Papercuts Bring it Back to the Bay

Friday night’s show at Café du Nord was a homecoming for local act Papercuts, the four-piece led by guitarist and vocalist, Jason Quever. “I can’t remember the last time [...]

By |April 27, 2009|Comments Off on Papercuts Bring it Back to the Bay

Fleet Foxes soon-to-be Bay Area residents?

Photos by: Charlie Homo

Tuesday night at the Fillmore, Fleet Foxes leadman Robin Pecknold constantly insinuated the band's interest in moving to what he called "the place he thinks of [...]